Pro-Trump rioter who declared she was 'tired of paying taxes to crooks' owed $35K in back taxes: feds
Jenna Ryan (YouTube/Screen cap)

Jenna Ryan, the Dallas-area realtor who flew to Washington on a private plane before participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection, filmed herself on the steps of the Capitol declaring that she was "tired of paying taxes to crooks."

However, in a new court filing, federal prosecutors allege that Ryan has "a history of tax delinquency," according to Politico reporter Kyle Cheney.

"Moreover, the defendant has not consistently paid her taxes, with a history of federal and state tax liens from 2013 and 2016 that caused a deficiency of more than $35,000 in back taxes that was not resolved until April 2021," prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo for Ryan. "Despite her own history of tax delinquency, the defendant recorded herself ... on the Captiol steps declaring that she was 'tired of paying taxes' to 'crooks.'"

Ryan, who pleaded guilty in August to a misdemeanor charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 4.

Prosecutors are asking U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper to sentence Ryan to 60 days in jail, even though other Capitol rioters who've pleaded guilty to the same offense have been sentenced to probation. They say the stiffer sentence is warranted in part because Ryan boasted on Twitter in March that she was "definitely not going to jail."

"Sorry I have blonde hair white skin a great job a great future and I'm not going to jail. Sorry to rain on your hater parade. I did nothing wrong," Ryan wrote.

In their sentencing memo, prosecutors wrote, "Perhaps the most compelling need for specific deterrence arises from the defendant's misguided belief that she is above the law, or at least insulated from incarceration."

The Washington Post first reported on Ryan's tax woes in February, in a story about how nearly 60 percent of Capitol rioters showed signs of prior money troubles.

"Despite her outward signs of success, Ryan had struggled financially for years," the Post reported. "She was still paying off a $37,000 lien for unpaid federal taxes when she was arrested. She'd nearly lost her home to foreclosure before that. She filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and faced another IRS tax lien in 2010."